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When finding and buying books to read, I always use one of Amazons services. It’s the cheapest and easiest solution for me. Especially since English isn’t my native tongue but I always prefer reading in English.
Using Amazon also ensures me that some readers aren’t left out. Below are some of their services and how to get them. Lets see what service you would prefer when you read your books.
If you don’t want to support me (you wont pay anything extra), feel free to take part of the information presented below, just don’t follow the links. Just open up another window and go to any homepage by yourself. Or get the products from another service.
You need to create an Amazon account independently of what Amazon service you end up choosing. An Amazon account will allow you to login to their Kindle and Audible app and buy any desired product from their site.
Be aware of that there are multiple international Amazon webshops depending on your location, and it’s up to you to choose which one suits you the best.
I’ve found the american one the cheapest when buying books even though I’m not from America. This might not be the case for your country.
If you already own an Amazon account and have a clear understanding of their offers, you could skip this part. Otherwise I suggest you follow one of the links below to set up your very own account before you continue reading.
If you are a new Amazon customer, or haven’t tried it out yet, I recommend you try out their prime offer! All users have a 30 day free trial. Prime ensures you fast and free shipping with access to music, tv-shows/movies, photo storage and Kindle books.
The other option that might be worth checking out for some people is the Prime Student offer. Just remember to cancel the subscriptions in time if you don’t want to continue using the service.
You can always go back using the prime service later if you want. The two different offers are listed below. Just click on one of the banners or the links.
Audible is an app for using Amazon audio books. You sign in into the app by using your Amazon account name. Audio books are great for several different reasons. You don’t have time sitting down comfortably reading? No problem!
You can listen to your book while you are on the run, doing choirs or traveling somewhere. You might even be to tired in your eyes to read before bed, or just want something to fall asleep to that isn’t music. Then just listen to your preferred book!
All these scenarios is when I choose to listen to a book instead of reading it myself. So when do I not choose to use audio books? Basically any time I know I can sit down and enjoy my book in peace. Or when I know the book contains a lot of graphic materials in the form of pictures or charts.
If you think Audible is something for you, and you don’t already have an existing Audible membership up and running. I suggest you take the opportunity to try their free trial! Just follow the link below or click on the banner.
Audible 30-Day free trial
The Kindle service provides you with a set of different e-book options. You can either download the Kindle app straight to any device, or you can buy a Kindle E-reader. Then all you need to do is create an account or login with your existing Amazon account I mentioned earlier.
Click on the banner or link below to get access to the app.
Kindle Reading App
If you feel comfortable reading at your computer, phone or tablet, and just want the e-book you’re looking for itself. Then just download the Kindle app to one of your devices.
But if you want to amp your reading experience, feel uncomfortable reading at your other devices, or just want something that makes your life more easy. Then the Kindle E-reader is probably for you.
The E-reader comes with a range of advantages like integrated features, easy to travel with, and the fact that it’s built for the sole purpose of reading e-books.
There are several different models available at this moment. When it comes to deciding which one to choose, it’s all about your price sensitivity and what kind of features you’re looking for.
If you don’t know this for sure straight out the bat, I would recommend you to take a look at the review section to find out more. More expensive isn’t always better if it doesn’t fulfill any additional needs you have.
You can find a price comparison between the different models inside the links. You will also find a more detailed technical description if you scroll down once you follow one of the links.
All models comes in the variation of black and white color. I have highlighted some of the different features between the models below that I find worth considering.
|Specifications||Kindle E-reader||Kindle Paperwhite E-reader||Kindle Voyage E-reader||Kindle Oasis E-reader|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes-4 LEDs||Yes -6 LEDs
+ adaptive light sensor
|Yes -6 LEDs
+ adaptive light sensor
|Resolutions||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Charging Cover||No||No||No||Yes – Colors: Black, Walnut or Merlot|
This section is self-explanatory. Sometimes you can’t be better of then with a real book in your hand that you can carry around, or have laying around in your home.
There are external factors that make a Kindle and Audiobook more convenient. But when I get to choose, and there are no other factors playing a part, the hardcover is ALWAYS my go to choice.
The excitement of receiving a new book in the mailbox or at the post office is priceless. It also symbolizes a deeper feeling of owning the book for me. And I can’t deny that a fully stocked library or book shelf looks great in your home!
When you want to choose the hardcover option it’s really easy. The process doesn’t require any additional work from you in comparison with the two other alternatives.
The link for the hardcover/paperback option will always be provided in the blog post. Just follow the link directly if you wanna support me. Or buy the book for yourself by opening a new window or use another service. What ever you are most comfortable with.
By now you should have set up your community account, and maybe even an Amazon account if you want to join this experience.
You should also have a clear understanding of what different kind of services there are to choose from.
If you are anything like me, what service you use heavily depends on what kind of book you are reading. But even at what time and location you read it.
Before you head over to the blog section and start exploring, I would just like to take the moment to welcome you and say thank you for joining this community!